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Sat. February 19th 2005 The Anza Club (No Minors)
BLAST Productions presents
The 1st Annual SKA SMACKDOWN
Saturday February 19,
at the ANZA Club

from Vancouver The HOUNDS of BUSKERVILLE

plus refereeing by The ELIXXERS also from

Skank until you drop at the first annual ‘SKA SMACKDOWN’. Two of the
coast’s best ska bands drop their gloves and go at it with duelling
sets. The last band standing wins the crown.
In the left corner - fresh off the best New Year’s party in town - are
Vancouver’s longest running champeens of the scene The Hounds of
Buskerville. Their west coast ska is as original as it is danceable.
pulling out all the stops and loading their set with jazzy
deep reggae grooves and tons of punk energy all in an effort to win the
Smackdown crown.
In the right corner are Nanaimo’s best, The Kiltlifters, and they’re
to skank and deliver! With their new album “Curious George” about to be
released and the band just starting out on a western Canada tour, The
Kiltlifters are serious contenders. They’re in prime shape with zany
west-coast ska, hilarious vocals, four searing horns and an emphasis on
dancing, partying, fun and, let’s not forget, stomping the Hounds for
Smackdown crown.

It’s gonna be a battle to find the last band standing. Refereed by
Vancouver’s hot new arrivals on the scene The EliXXXirs this is gonna
be one
helluva fight, um, night!!

The 1st Annual SKA SMACKDOWN
Saturday February 19, 8pm
at the ANZA Club
tickets available at Redcat, Highlife, Scratch and Zulu Records
$8/advance, $12/door
phone (604) 252-9590,


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The Hounds of Buskerville (ska)

The Hounds of Buskerville bring years of experience to their original ska sound: a fine blend of ska, reggae, a bit of dancehall and punk that gets under your skin and maximizes - yes maximizes! - your desire to dance. Known for their energetic performances, The Hounds of Buskerville have played and toured to enthusiastic crowds all over western Ca... more info
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Kiltlifters (Van Isle ska/reggae/rock)

If you’ve forgotten how to party then take a crash course from these Nanaimo-based musical dervishes, who deliver a wacky version of west coast ska that has been accessorized with hilarious vocals, a four-man horn line, and a mandate to get the whole crowd going crazy. The band consists of drummer Brodie Ketelsen, vocalist/saxman Matthew Carter, ... more info

The EliXXXirs

It is THE ELIXXXIRS' sworn duty to get you moving faster than a prune juice smoothie. Since their start in 2005, the band has developed far beyond its original ska/reggae format, serving up an original and infectious mix of pop, rock, and punk. The Elixxxirs are a fixture on Vancouver's live scene and they regularly tour Western Canada, building a ... more info
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